Learning and Community Outreach Coordinator

£22,500 per annum

37.5 hrs per week, fixed-term until 31 December 2023

Dorset Museum is looking for a highly motivated, hands-on individual to help deliver an exciting range of learning, engagement and outreach activities for schools, life-long learners, non-traditional audiences and community groups

You will have experience of planning and delivering learning projects, understand how to develop strong community partnerships, and understand the importance of audience-focused programming. Sensitive to the different cultural backgrounds of Dorset’s diverse communities the post holder will have a commitment to equal opportunities practice, encouraging greater engagement with the Museum, and widening participation in its formal and informal learning programmes, events and exhibitions.

Dorset Museum is one of the leading independent, charitable, heritage organisations in the South West of England.  Its diverse collections contain over four million objects and span almost 250 million years, including internationally significant geology, archaeology and literary artefacts. Visited by over 60,000 visitors a year, it is a museum that collects, reveals and inspires connections with Dorset’s universal story.

We actively encourage people from communities that are under-represented in the UK museum, arts and heritage sector to apply to join us, and bring their talent, experience and expertise to Dorset Museum.

Application will be by CV and covering letter. For further details and an application pack contact Anna Butler at Dorset Museum: [email protected]  or 01305 262735

  • Deadline for applications: 12noon on Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Interview date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

Sat 24 December | CLOSED
Sun 25 December | CLOSED
Mon 26 December | CLOSED
Tues 27 Dec | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Wed 28 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Thurs 29 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Fri 30 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Sat 31 Dec | OPEN – 9am to 3pm (early closing)
Sun 1 Jan 2023 | CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Tues 3 Jan | OPEN, normal hours


Why not become a volunteer

The Dorset Museum relies on the skills, knowledge and experience of its 200 active volunteers who give thousands of hours of their time to the museum each year.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact [email protected]